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Irish Bestsellers 2nd April 2022

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This week in the charts Marian Keyes continues at the top of the table with Again, Rachel!, which seems to be going a treat with faithful readers of the first book, Rachel’s Holiday. This week’s featured book, though, is a bit more literary – Colm Tóibín’s latest The Magician which recently won the Rathbones Folio Prize. Here’s the blurb:

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2022

From one of our greatest living writers comes a sweeping novel of unrequited love and exile, war and family.

The Magician tells the story of Thomas Mann, whose life was filled with great acclaim and contradiction. He would find himself on the wrong side of history in the First World War, cheerleading the German army, but have a clear vision of the future in the second, anticipating the horrors of Nazism.

He would have six children and keep his homosexuality hidden; he was a man forever connected to his family and yet bore witness to the ravages of suicide. He would write some of the greatest works of European literature, and win the Nobel Prize, but would never return to the country that inspired his creativity.

Through one life, Colm Tóibín tells the breathtaking story of the twentieth century.
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‘As with everything Colm Tóibín sets his masterful hand to, The Magician is a great imaginative achievement — immensely readable, erudite, worldly and knowing, and fully realized’ – Richard Ford

‘No living novelist dramatizes artistic creation as profoundly, as luminously, as Colm Tóibín . . .reading him is among the deepest pleasures our literature can offer’ – Garth Greenwell

‘This is not just a whole life in a novel, it’s a whole world’ – Katharina Volckmer

And now this week’s bestseller charts with the Top 20 followed by the Top 10 in each category.

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 2nd April 2022
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Again, RachelKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp1,432
2Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp776
3It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp681
4Vitality Mark,The:Your prescription for feeling energised, invigoratedRowe, MarkGill Group626
5Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp626
6Rachel’s HolidayKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp534
7Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Grp512
8French BraidTyler, AnneRandom House Grp446
9Interview,ThePerdue, GillPenguin Grp418
10Putin’s People:How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the WestBelton, CatherineHarperCollins Grp417
11Unspoken:A Father’s Wartime Escape. A Son’s Family DiscoveredMcGrath, TomGill Group409
12Match,TheCoben, HarlanRandom House Grp400
13Bridgerton: The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons Book 2)Quinn, JuliaLittle, Brown Book Grp397
14ManifestNafousi, RoxiePenguin Grp358
15VerityHoover, ColleenLittle, Brown Book Grp338
16Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp331
17Magician,TheTóibín, ColmPenguin Grp330
18Maid,TheProse, NitaHarperCollins Grp314
19Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Grp297
20Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot (Book 16)Kinney, JeffPenguin Grp297
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 2nd April 2022
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd681
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair626
3Rachel’s HolidayKeyes, MarianPenguin Books Ltd 534
4Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd512
5Bridgerton: The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons Book 2)Quinn, JuliaPiatkus Books397
6Verity:Hoover, ColleenSphere338
7Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd331
8Magician,TheTóibín, ColmPenguin Books Ltd 330
9Klara and the SunIshiguro, KazuoFaber & Faber295
10Love Hypothesis,TheHazelwood, AliSphere273
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Again, RachelKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph1,432
2Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers776
3French BraidTyler, AnneChatto & Windus446
4Interview,ThePerdue, GillSandycove418
5Match,TheCoben, HarlanCentury400
6Maid,TheProse, NitaHarperCollins Publishers314
7Run Rose RunParton, Dolly & Patterson, JamesCentury280
8Letter Home,TheEnglish, RachaelHachette Books Ireland279
9Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieDoubleday278
10Breaking PointCoffey, EdelSphere263
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Vitality Mark,The:Your prescription for feeling energised, invigoratedRowe, MarkGill Books626
2Putin’s People:How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the WestBelton, CatherineWilliam Collins417
3Unspoken:A Father’s Wartime Escape. A Son’s Family DiscoveredMcGrath, TomGill Books409
4Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books297
5Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd274
6Happy Mind, Happy LifeChatterjee, Dr RanganPenguin Life271
7I Am Amy Dunne:A Very Private Tragedy, A Very Public CaseDunne, Amy & O’Donnell, OrlaGill Books262
8Peace Apart:Lasting Impressions of C.S. LewisMonahan, Bishop FintanVeritas Publications225
9Age ProofKenny, Professor Rose AnneBlink Publishing214
10How to Make Your Money Work:Decide what you want, plan to get thereMcGee, EoinGill Books210
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1ManifestNafousi, RoxieMichael Joseph358
2Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press263
3Feel Good Food:Over 100 Healthy Family RecipesWicks, JoeHQ201
4Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph166
5We Don’t Know Ourselves:A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958O’Toole, FintanHead of Zeus163
6Burning the Big HouseDooley, TerenceYale University Press99
7Atlas of the HeartBrown, BrenéVermilion95
8My Fourth Time, We DrownedHayden, SallyFourth Estate95
9Pocket Michael Collins,TheGill Books91
10Storyteller,The:Tales of Life and MusicGrohl, DaveSimon & Schuster Ltd73
Childrens
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot (Book 16)Kinney, JeffPuffin297
2Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandLadybird252
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin230
4Dog Man 10: Mothering HeightsPilkey, DavScholastic224
5Bunny vs Monkey and the Supersonic Aye-ayeDavid Fickling Books201
6One Of Us Is LyingMcManus, Karen M.Penguin Books Ltd 192
7Deadly! Irish History: Fun with the Celts and the Vikings!Farrelly, JohnO’Brien Press Ltd177
8Heartstopper Volume OneOseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books174
9Cat Kid Comic Club: PerspectivesPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.165
10For Whom the Ball Rolls:Dog ManPilkey, DavScholastic164

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